Birdwatching At Coorg – A Recent Guest’s List Of Species

Garima, a recent guest at Chettimani, Coorg, who’s an avid birder – and whose event we’d been part of earlier – spotted 50+ species just around the property!

Here’s a few links to her checklists on eBird:

The Malabar Trogon, we’re told, was a special catch! Here’s a few shots she captured

Malabar Trogon
Lesser Yellownape
Long-billed Sunbird

For those interested, here’s an exhaustive list of birds spotted there:

Eastern/Western Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis Crested Serpent-Eagle – Spilornis cheela eagle sp. – Haliaeetus/Aquila sp. White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus Red-wattled Lapwing – Vanellus indicus snipe sp. – Gallinago sp. Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis Little Swift (Indian House Swift) – Apus affinis Malabar Trogon – Harpactes fasciatus Malabar Grey Hornbill – Ocyceros griseus Malabar Barbet (Crimson-throated Barbet) – Psilopogon malabaricus White-cheeked Barbet (Small Green Barbet) – Psilopogon viridis Lesser Yellownape – Picus chlorolophus Rufous Woodpecker – Micropternus brachyurus falcon sp. – Falco sp. Plum-headed Parakeet – Psittacula cyanocephala Malabar Parakeet (Blue-winged Parakeet) – Psittacula columboides Vernal Hanging-Parrot – Loriculus vernalis Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike – Hemipus picatus Ashy Woodswallow – Artamus fuscus Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia Orange Minivet – Pericrocotus flammeus Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach Indian Golden Oriole – Oriolus kundoo Hair-crested Drongo (Spangled Drongo) – Dicrurus hottentottus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseus Indian/Eastern Jungle Crow (Large-billed Crow) – Corvus macrorhynchos Red-rumped Swallow – Cecropis daurica Velvet-fronted Nuthatch – Sitta frontalis Flame-throated Bulbul (Ruby-throated Bulbul) – Pycnonotus gularis Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus Yellow-browed Bulbul – Iole indica Green Warbler – Phylloscopus nitidus Greenish Warbler – Phylloscopus trochiloides Booted Warbler – Iduna caligata Blyth’s Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus dumetorum Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosus Dark-fronted Babbler – Rhopocichla atriceps Indian Scimitar-Babbler – Pomatorhinus horsfieldii Puff-throated Babbler – Pellorneum ruficeps Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis Malabar Whistling-Thrush – Myophonus horsfieldii Indian Blackbird – Turdus simillimus Southern Hill Myna – Gracula indica Jungle Myna – Acridotheres fuscus Nilgiri Flowerpecker – Dicaeum concolor Purple-rumped Sunbird – Leptocoma zeylonica Crimson-backed Sunbird – Leptocoma minima Long-billed Sunbird (Loten’s Sunbird) – Cinnyris lotenius Little Spiderhunter – Arachnothera longirostra Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea